Topic archives: misogyny

Saudi Arabia gets a PR win for entering the 19th century

September 27, 2017 1

Great news that Saudi women will be allowed to drive, right? Pity it's a distraction from the regime's war crimes and massive human rights violations.

Razer: how mainstream media became a clearing house for simplistic opinions

September 26, 2017 13

The language of the era is strong and the tone uncompromised. To speak and, especially, to be heard in not only online forums but everyday exchange, we must increasingly trade in the coin of hyperbole.

Tony Abbott’s cunning plan to become Australia’s embarrassing uncle

May 2, 2017 15

Tony Abbott has not only weighed into the Yassmin Abdel-Magied "debate", he has also said the Sex Discrimination Commissioner is "anti-men". This is not a mistake -- Abbott wants to come across as crazy and confused as possible.

‘Turnaround’ Turnbull still troubled by the poison of Pauline

September 16, 2016 10

Malcolm Turnbull made progress this week, but his double dissolution misjudgement will continue to haunt him and poison public life.

A womb with a bird’s-eye view: what Gillard gets wrong about sexism

A womb with a bird’s-eye view: what Gillard gets wrong about sexism

June 18, 2015 8

Julia Gillard would be wise not to conflate political battles with gender warfare. Sexism is a fundamentally different beast in the top echelons of society.

The tampon tax is a convenient distraction. Period.

The tampon tax is a convenient distraction. Period.

May 28, 2015 10

The real fight is not about whether the GST should apply to feminine hygiene products. The real fight is about whether the GST should exist at all.

Razer’s Class Warfare: top five moments of political distraction (including the apology)

Razer’s Class Warfare: top five moments of political distraction (including the apology)

February 26, 2015 12

The government's reaction to the Forgotten Children report is pure vaudeville -- and Gillian Triggs is the villain.

The seedy, desperate misogyny of Australia’s ‘pick-up artists’

The seedy, desperate misogyny of Australia’s ‘pick-up artists’

November 11, 2014 14

Think Julien Blanc held some radical ideas about women? Australia's very own "pick-up artists" are not shy about sharing their own conquests -- and the rank misogyny that dwells beneath the surface.

Misogyny far more important than marriage

October 3, 2014 2

Crikey readers talk Julia Gillard, same-sex marriage and burqas.

Rundle: Elliot Rodger the product of the world we have made

Rundle: Elliot Rodger the product of the world we have made

May 28, 2014 44

Elliot Rodger's Santa Barbara massacre was not the result of misogyny or violence in culture. It was the result of a rampant, uncontrollable narcissism -- and one that our culture breeds, as a matter of course, every day.

Misogyny not to blame for Santa Barbara massacre

Misogyny not to blame for Santa Barbara massacre

May 27, 2014 42

We love the narrative that blames a current cultural ill (loose morals, video games, a controversial book, misogyny) for random acts of inexplicable horror. But this narrative is completely wrong.

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: Abbott more goose than maverick

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: Abbott more goose than maverick

April 30, 2014 3

The federal government is telling everyone the newest budget is going to bring a lot of pain. It might not be as bad as you think -- and that's a smart strategy. Plus rape in the media and Tony's new toys ...

Razer’s class warfare: people are terrible, but blame those in power

Razer’s class warfare: people are terrible, but blame those in power

February 20, 2014 8

Stop declaring the violence in Manus Island is "not in your name" or due to Australians' antipathy, because it's really not you. It's the government and the power structures we have put in place.

Caro’s flotsam and jetsam: vale EJ Howard … 2013 or 1913? … Bernardi busted …

Caro’s flotsam and jetsam: vale EJ Howard … 2013 or 1913? … Bernardi busted …

January 8, 2014 4

Columnists give thanks for Cory Bernardi -- at least he can always be counted upon to say something offensive.

Razer’s class warfare: the 10 worst protests of 2013

Razer’s class warfare: the 10 worst protests of 2013

December 19, 2013 6

Just shut up with your stupid protests against lingerie football, poor old Snoop Dogg and the liberation of brown women from their oppressors. Your protests are worse than ineffective; they're actually making things worse. Stop.

Brough, Jones, Riewoldt, Albrechtsen: our most sexist crowned

Brough, Jones, Riewoldt, Albrechtsen: our most sexist crowned

October 10, 2013 12

It's a gong no one wants, the Ernie awards for sexist remarks have been dished out over an evening at NSW Parliament.

Rape, misogyny and the triumph of the hypermasculine

Rape, misogyny and the triumph of the hypermasculine

August 2, 2013 12

Our horror at rape jokes and protestations of acceptance come about because our culture simultaneously affirms tolerance and equality, while expressing its identity through war and domination.

Gillard’s knifing had nothing to do with the patriarchy

Gillard’s knifing had nothing to do with the patriarchy

June 28, 2013 57

The chattering feminists are out in force, conflating the ALP caucus with "men" and Julia Gillard with "women". They are not the same. May Gillard be remembered for more than her gender.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

June 17, 2013 2

Richard Farmer gives the ABC a fail for its Sunday news sense. Plus other political views noted along the way.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

June 14, 2013 3

Richard Farmer is not impressed by menu jokes and other misogyny. Plus other political views noted along the way.